Dental health for Breast Cancer patients

March 9, 2015

I am sorry to hear that one of my patients is fighting with late stage of breast caner last week.

I summerized the dental health precautions for breast cancer patients while I wish her the best.

1.Breast cancer patients should maintain good hygiene by brushing, rinsing and flossing throughout their treatment;

2. schedule a regular cleaning  and  finish outstanding treatments before their treatement;

3. Ready to fight the oral complications: Mucositis, Xerostomia, Fungal Infection (Candida), Viral infection (HSV), Gingival Bleeding, Periodontal Infection caused by chemotherapy;Transient xerostomia by radiotherapy; Osteonecrosis by Intravenous Bisphosphonates

4.Expecting: increased gingival inflammation, gingival bleeding, periodontal pocketing, xerostomia and burning tissues in patients receiving anti-estrogen therapies;

5.  More details for the  most common side effects: mucositis, please  click.

6. caries prevention: Remin Pro (Voco) application  by vaccum tray  twic a week ;  xylitol to replace suger 

 

 

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